Monday, August 14, 2017 Seattle Pacific University

Campus News & Events

OBF on Modified Schedule August 24

Departments reporting to the Office of Business and Finance (OBF) will have modified schedules and/or operate on limited crews on Thursday, August 24, for their annual summer event. If there is an urgent need during department closure times, contact Safety and Security at 206-281-2922 to reach department personnel.

Departments listed below will be CLOSED:

OBF Vice President’s Office
Finance and Office of the Controller
University Services
Campus Cards
Housing and Meal Plans

Departments listed below will be on MODIFIED schedules:

Computer and Information Systems will be closed for the day with the exception of the CIS HelpDesk, which will be open 7:30 a.m.–12 p.m. 

Conference Services will be open 7 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Mailing and Copying Services – Mail will be delivered to offices between 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. The department will close at 11 a.m. and reopen at 8 a.m. on Friday, August 25. Office pick-ups and deliveries will resume on Friday afternoon. 

Department listed below will be OPEN.

Facility and Project Management will be open but with a limited crew.

The bookstore and Camp Casey Conference Center will be open and on their regular schedule.

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Camp Casey Store Now Available Online

Faculty and staff can now order from the online Camp Casey Store and get free delivery through on-campus mail. Check out the collection of clothing, hats, coffee mugs, and more. These make great gifts for those who love Camp Casey!


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Grand Reunion Is Back for Round Two

A message from Alumni and Parent Relations: Last year’s inaugural Grand Reunion ꟷ a signature event of SPU’s 125th anniversary ꟷ was such a blast, we’re bringing it back as SPU’s all-alumni reunion weekend full of fun events and activities. On October 6 and 7, whether it’s been one year or more than 50 years, all alumni and their families are invited back to campus to reconnect with former classmates, professors, and friends. There will be academic and affinity groups, class reunions, a Falcon Family Field Day, nd the Taste of SPU All-Alumni Reunion Party. Faculty and staff are invited to join in and celebrate with the Falcon alumni network. For more information and to register, visit the website.


School of Business, Government, and Economics
New Continuing Education Courses in SBGE

The School of Business, Government, and Economics has several new continuing education professional certificate courses beginning Autumn Quarter. Many involve just two quarters of night classes and have no prerequisites. Topics include digital marketing, project management, Lean Six Sigma, supply chain management, analytics, cybersecurity, and entrepreneurship. Learn more about each program here.

SPU Wellness
From the Wellness Initiative: Weather and Environment

Weather and environment can impact mood and mental health. As we’re in the middle of summer and away from the fast-paced environment of academia, it’s important to recognize the benefits of sunshine and increased access to the outdoors and outside activities. We all may benefit by participating in outdoor activities or spending time in natural restorative environments. To learn more, visit the Wellness blog.


Summer Visit Day August 25

On Friday, August 25, prospective students and their families will be on campus for a Summer Visit Day. This series of summer events hosts more than 100 guests as they explore SPU, learn about admissions, and meet current students, faculty, and staff. Please look for these students and their families and make them feel welcome!

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Stationery Orders Due September 5

You have until 9:59 a.m. on Tuesday, September 5, to have stationery orders delivered on September 15. Stationery orders are delivered once a month. Orders made after 10 a.m. on September 5 will be delivered October 13. To see deadlines and delivery dates for the remainder of the fiscal year, visit the “Create an Order” stationery page in Banner. For more information, contact Hope McPherson in University Communications at

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Faculty/Staff Bulletin Deadline. Bulletin Published Every Other Week.

The Faculty/Staff Bulletin is published every other week during the summer months. If you have information or event news, send it as soon as possible to Bulletin editor Tracy Norlen at Submissions may be edited for clarity. The next deadline is Thursday, August 24. The next Bulletin will be published on Monday, August 28.

Faculty & Staff News

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Murg’s Chapter Published. Helps Establish NGO in Cambodia.

A chapter written by Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of Global Development Studies Brad Murg titled “Whither Indo-Cambodian Relations?” has been published in Cambodia's Foreign Relations in Regional and Global Contexts, a new, peer-reviewed volume by the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. Brad is also serving as second reader for 16 M.A. theses at SPU’s local partner institution, the Royal University of Law and Economics, where he is also teaching his second class of the summer, International Political Economy. Brad was also recently appointed by former Cambodian Deputy Foreign Minister Pou Sothirak as senior research fellow at the Cambodia Institute for Cooperation and Peace, and has been designated to lead a group of scholars in developing a formal institution to support the “Responsibility to Protect” doctrine in Cambodia and throughout the Association of Southeast Asian Nations region. He has also given a series of lectures exploring various aspects of development theory in Phnom Penh as well as the future of Sino-Cambodian relations. Earlier this year, after receiving a series of grants from various foundations, Brad and several colleagues established a new non-government organization ꟷ the Greater Mekong Research Center ꟷ which is rapidly becoming a leading voice in Cambodian media, academic, and policy circles on questions of democratization, human rights protection, and economic development. You can check out their activities online.

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Welcome, New Staff Members

The Office of Human Resources would like the SPU community to welcome the following new employees:

Alli Bautista, campus program coordinator, Office of Student Involvement and Leadership
Jessa Coleman, assistant athletic trainer, Athletics
Kristin McGunnigle, fan engagement and corporate sponsorship coordinator, Athletics
Alison Sigrist, budget manager and administrative assistant to the librarian, University Library
Shannah Stageberg, security officer, Safety and Security
Korrin Wild, assistant coach – women’s gymnastics, Athletics
Daniel Wright, biology lab coordinator, Biology

Volume #44 , Issue #29 | Published by: University Communications

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